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Sep 26, 2010 11:00pm PDT
i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ a death row inmate set to die in nearly 48 hours is making yet another appeal tonight. this one to the nineth circuit court of appeals in san francisco. albert brown is scheduled to die one minute after midnight early wednesday morning. he was convicted of abducting, raping and killing susan jordan of riverside. now, more on what could be california's first execution in nearly five years. lilian? >> carolyn, we now know how the state plans to end brown's life. the convicted inmate had until noon today to make his choice. death row inmate albert brown was given the choice how he wanted to die. with a heavy dose or a 3-drug cocktail. >> i think a lawyer's worst nightmare is to talk to a client about how they should choose the way they want to die. >> she is head of the death penalty college at santa clara university. she says the three-drug cocktail is considered more risky because it involves a paralyzing agent. >> the paralytic raised
KOFY
Sep 21, 2010 11:30am PDT
. the latest on thenvestigation where terry mcsweeney. >> police are giving us intersections where these crimes happened and one of those intersections is 1th and lake shore avenue, about a half block frowhere i am. the otr one at third avenue. both of these started out as robberies and ended up as much worse. one attack happened here nr third avenue and 18th street, the other lakehore avenue. the two attas close together in terms of distance and time both sunday evening. >> both started off as robberies. but he did sexuay attack both victims. >> until that investigators produces an arrest and conviction, police are offering advice. >> makeure once you enter your vehicle you lock the door. don't be distracted by electronic devis and cellphones. if you see someone suspicious in your neighrhood, call us immediately. >> advice already observed by many of the women we spoke with this morning who walk and jog near the lake. >> walk when moreeople are around. >> like anyplace i think you have to be an alt and i carry mace with me a all times when i walk the dog. i think you have to be ca
ABC
Sep 25, 2010 4:00pm PDT
afford it. get california working again-for all of us. >>> next at 4:00, getting rid of dangerous drugs in your home. a new program that could help a nationwide problem. >>> plus, he is scheduled to be california's first execution in nearly five years. the deadline that could determine how he dies. >> and a fundraiser is underway for the people of san bruno. >>> good afternoon. i'm dan noyes. there's a new push tonight from the drug enforcement administration to help prevent the abuse of prescription drugs by getting you to chuck what's in your cabinet. >> lisa: lisa amin gulezian joins us live now. >> lisa: some drugs are being sold, problem the police are trying to stop. they're hoping campaigns like this will help. people are cleaning out their medicine cabinets today. and bringing their extra or expired prescription to police departments all over the country. 25 dropoff cites were here in the bay area. in san francisco's tenderloin district. police want prescription drugs to come here instead of ending up out here. >> traditionally, street drug sales have been around the crack cocai
KOFY
Sep 30, 2010 11:30am PDT
join us now from oakland with more. terr >> 15 offics have either quit or retired from the oakland police department since july and the folks here at the police offir's association say the funding is there, replace the but the city administrar and others are saying why do anything right now until we see whatoters do about measure x on the nomber ballo you will remember in july '80 officers were let go to close thecity's budget problem. 15 are retired since then, two more are leaving nxt week and it keeps going. measure x would bring dozens of officers on the force by imposing a parcel tax of $360. between now and the election, it is a matter of public and officer safety to put ery funded officer on the force even if just for a few weeks. >> if there's money to do this and they're underfunding us and said they were goin to fund us a certain amount then bring officers back. if they have to lay them off next year, then we do but we at least have a full staff. they need to do that. >> we want to bring back one or two or three or four offirs and after the measure fails, then the number
KOFY
Sep 20, 2010 11:30am PDT
cisco there. people telling us this has got to change. >> i would hope pg&e would do the inspections and take care of what is necessary, that is needed. >> that was the consensus of those we spoke to at north first street, an interction very busy during the day. word from pg&e that the natural gas pipelinethat runs underneath thstreet here is on the top priority list for repairs under another section of pipe near the milpis border. >> thas the beginning of the process. makes you want to know where are the precisely, what condition are they in? what can we do to help? what can pg&e do? can they do it faster? >> pg&e wanted to make what mayor reed describes a a courtesy call before it turns over the entire list of pipelines later today we know there are two sites in milpitas, one in livermore, one in south san francisco a one in fremont. but it's the one at first that has one man doing his best to stay calm. >> i'm trying to not be too paranoid aboutit but it makes me reconsider coming in and just workin from home downtown instead of coming around here. it's a risk after wh
ABC
Sep 12, 2010 11:00pm PDT
always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ finally allowed back home in san bruno three days after the massive explosion and fire killed four neighborses and seriously injured a dozen more. investigators still don't know what caused the gas line to explode as the search for clues continues. the california public utility commission is ordering pg&e to inspect all 5,000 miles of the gas line statewide. they are calling on the utility to change procedure for responding to gas leaks and preserve all records for its work on the line that goes through san bruno. pge crews are working to -- pg&e crews are working to restore power. lilian kim is live in san bruno with their home coming. lilian? >> beverly mandell's home was initially yellow taged which means she could only go home to retrieve her belongings. inside there are remanence of the pipeline explosion. >> i'm probably gonna have to have a new ceiling or something. that's also got holes in it. >> i expected to be in tears, but i wasn't. i am lucky this house is still standing here. >> dozens
KOFY
Sep 10, 2010 11:30am PDT
neighbor's house behind us. >> the blast left afoot deep crater and ruptured the adjacent water main. when firefightersrrived they had no water pressure in the hydrants and had to wait 15 minutes before they fought the fire with tanker trucks. the investigation into what went wrong has not really begun. >> we've yet to be able to get close enough to the actua source to be able to determine exactly why this happened. but we are working diligently to do that. >> as for reports that resints have been reporting the smell of natural days or even weeks out here, pg&e says they're checking their records. initial estimate of the damage done in this neighborhoodruns to the tens of millions of dollars. theeath toll stands at four. both of those numbers may change. live in san bruno, terry mcsweeney, abc 7 news. mark matthews is in san bruno to tell us about the state of emergency declared bit lieutenant governor. mark? >> the lieutenant govern is here. also a state senator, state assemblyman, congressman jackie spear, quite a lineup of civic leaders coming to talk about what has happened in san brun
ABC
Sep 11, 2010 6:00am PDT
us they hope to narrow the evacuation area and let some people back in hopefully as early as today. while it is too dangerous for homeowners to get back into the fire zone, news crews get a quick look into the disaster area. lillian kim shows us what's there. >> glen view drive and earl avenue is ground zero and this ruptured pipeline is what started it all. a piece of the 30-inch pg&e pipeline is in the middle of the intersection. the explosion was so large it blew out of the ground. they inspected the crater and still no word what caused the high-pressure pipeline to rupture. in all destroyed 37 homes in the crestwood neighborhood. some sites there's nothing more than a chimney to indicate where a house once stood. others are still standing. those with little or no damage have been marked with green fliers but many have been red-tagged deemed uninhabitable. brian wants to see his house but emergency officials aren't allowing residents to take a look just yet. >> keep changing their mind. i don't know why they changed their mind but i just wanna see my house. get stuff out. pretty
KOFY
Sep 13, 2010 11:30am PDT
people and destroyed dozens of homes. janelle wang joins us with more. >> i'm just down the street from the site. investigators are expected to be here for the nex seven to ten days gatherg up all the evidence they need to determine the cause of last thursday's deadly explosion. >> investigators backed up the largest piece of evidence. the seion of pipeline that was blown out of the ground las thursday. that and two other pieces, each about ten feet long will be shipped to waington, d.c. to a lab. >> we know it's pressurize go and de-pressurize ago pipe. it could be impact damage fro excavation. >> they will look to see if there are any defects in the welding. >> we're very pleased that we do have su a big chunk of evidence but we're not sure we have all the fragments of the pipe. anybody that finds a metal fragment, please report it to us. >> they also want amateur video of the site prior to the explosion. also, if anyone noted dying vegetation which could be a is sign of leaking gas. they have ordered pg&e to inspect all 6400 miles of gas tines with priority given to line running unde
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 5:00pm PDT
through a one-acre area. they just told us that is expected to take another two to three more days. looking for a need until a haystack doesn't even begin to describe the task before this team of 20 searchers. this is a grisly hunt for a clue in a landfill. >> at this time they are going through 3,000 tons of debris. >> reporter: the search mirrors the same tedious process that has taken place at the landfill for three days now. an excavator collects debris one bucket at a time, and by hand, volunteers and members of the hercules police department sift through the trash, hoping that something, anything, leads them to fed rick solis' well-s. >> all the efforts have yielded no results. >> reporter: the 35-year-old hasn't been seen since august 26th, and authorities fear he could be the fifth victim in a string of murders at the hands of if valdemore. police say in a fit of jealousy, valid more likely killed sales' father and tran's girlfriend. and investigators believe valdemore suspect thread hey have been a romantic relationship between the father or son and tran. police say valdem
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. it is a part of me. but i have not had a whole lot of time to do it, as i used to. i consider myself very fortunate that i am able to serve my neighbors at a time when they most need principal, santa leadership that is focused on the future -- when they need principaled, sound leadership. >> he wants to win back his own job. brad bell spent time with bob ehrlich. >> eight years ago, bob ehrlich celebrated a victory few thought possible. he had been elected as only the sixth republican governor in the history of maryland. he narrowly defeated the democrat, kathleen kennedy townsend. she is the niece of jfk, but she never connected with maryland voters. then, as now, bob ehrlich played up his deep maryland roads, which he will probably tell you are planted firmly in the small town of arbutus. that is where his klein began and where he celebrated that night the biggest win of his life -- that is where his climb began. >> that is where mom and dad still live. >> just outside of the baltimore beltway, arbutus is a blue- collar town, and bob ehrlich sides seem to be everywhere. >> m
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 6:00pm PDT
francisco $16 million a year. the money would be used to help cover expenses linked to alcohol bows. the alcohol and hospitality business opposes the fee, saying it would hurt business and kill jobs. >>> it remained unclear, san francisco based kraig list has any plans to restore adult service ads ads to hit webs. they shut down the six section friday night. the move comes just over a week after 17 state attorneys general wrote a letter to craigslist demanding that it remove the section. >> from one perspective you can enter prepare the as asucceeding -- acceding to the demands of attorneys general, calling on craigslist to take this down. but on the other hand, the fact they put in black letters the word "censor" indicates they might be defiant. >> alan: law enforcement accused craigslist of not doing enough to deter prostitution and halt child trafficking. craigslist has refused requests for comments. >>> the california supreme court will consider the legality of those friday furloughs this week. the court will hear arguments on wednesday on three lawsuits filed by thousands of wo
KOFY
Sep 6, 2010 11:30am PDT
♪ >>> president obama will use this labor day to announce a massive new investment aimed at create being jobs. his latest stimulus plan comes at a critical time with u.s. unemployment hovering near 10% and a midtm election in two months. t. j. winick reports. >> the white house claid it's using this labor day to put americans back to work. the predent's critics abound when it comes to his handling of the economy. >> obama has not articulated a physical lose if i. >> he planses to get specific. 150,000 miles of road, a navigation system to cut down on travel time and delay. ohio the president will announce tax write-offs for business research cos expected to equal $100 billion. >> the last eight months we've added about 90,000 private sector jobs each month. seeing growth in certain sectors, construction, mining industry, healthcare and other areas. >> all of the programs announced this wee are not expected to brin the unemployment rate below 9.6% before election day. john mccain believes his initiatives are a case of too little too late. >> we always like to see debt conversions bu
ABC
Sep 4, 2010 8:00am PDT
northerly component and then off shore bringing us the warm effort day out of the next three which will be labor day and on our coast. elsewhere around the bay and much cooler weather tuesday and wednesday. our current visible satellite picture shows the fog went across the bay into some of our east bay neighborhoods clearing around the delta and this morning you have the delta breeze. you will see the range of temperatures from the 60s and 80s around the bay. a pleasant day here. tropical storm esh89 continues to lose speed and strength. 70 miles an hour right now and pulling out of new england. the rain, it is lashing parts of nova scotia and still see a couple inches of rain there but sunny and more comfortable weather for most of the eastern seaboard. back home we'll see the clouds hug the coast today. an area of low pressure passes to the east of us. then as that happens, we have higher pressure building in. northerly winds sweeping the fog away. breezy tomorrow, but then we'll see the numbers skyrocket on monday for much warmer weather. low clouds and fog this morning in saus
KOFY
Sep 7, 2010 11:30am PDT
noise cause damage to your hearing? terry sweeney joins us now from the bart station in oakland. terry? >> yeah. the report this morning san francio chronicl says for bart passengers it's loud. the passengers we spoke with said they already knew at but didn't know exactly how loud. and when we told them, the response was deafening. that is what it sounded like this morning as we rode bart in the trans bay tube. the reading of 100 decibels the same as a jack hammer. you can't have a conversation. maybe the reason nobody tried to have one. the high-pitched irritaon lasted perhaps a minute, not long enough to cause hearing loss. >> while you go on for hours and hours, this is pretty much 20 or 30-second stretch. >> johnson says the high-pitched screech is caused by the trains rolling over tiny ripples in the tracks which is caused by steel on steel and most prevalent where the elevation changes. bart riders talk about the jack hammer comparison. >> and that's a good analogy, definitely. jack hammer. >> definitely. >> jack hammer? well, i mean, it's hard to hold a conversation. so b
ABC
Sep 26, 2010 5:00pm PDT
years, the drug cocktail will be used. brown was convicted of raping and murdering a girl 30 years ago. >>> the highway patrol expects to be directing traffic near bodega bay. a wildfire is almost contained. a volunteer firefighter was in critical but stable condition at a burn center in san francisco after being injured battling the fire. he came into contact with a power line, it's believed. >> the pastor of a mega church in georgia will fight allegations he used church funds to seduce young man. he spoke publicly about the sex scandal for the first time today. we have this report on a sermon nobody expected a few days ago. >> an antigay past you in one of the largest churches in the world faced his 25,000 member congregation over accusations he used church funds to seduce young men. >> i have never in my life portrayed myself as a perfect man. but i am not the man that's being portrayed on the television. [applause] >> that's not me. that is not me. >> reporter: in a fourth lawsuit filed on friday, a 22-year-old man says he was 17 when the preacher first made advances. the young man
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm PDT
about $16 million a year. the money would be used to help cover expenses linked to alcohol abuse. the alcohol hospitality business oppose had the fee -- opposes the fee saying it would hurt business and kill jobs. >>> looks like the ceo fired from hp is about to land on his feet. how mark herd could be working at yet another bay area company thanks to some help from a friend. and then this -- >> we are on the right path. >> economic follow sees have failed. >> the debate heats up over what should be done to physical the economy. and the burning man festival is winding down tonight. >> and hi, everyone. i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. it was a nice, mild day today. a little warmer. it is still warm right now with parts of the bay area still in the 70s. more heat for us tomorrow. you can see >> closed captioning brought to >> closed captioning brought to >>> flooding is the latest concern as new zealand struggles to recover from saturday's 7.1 earthquake. the powerful earthquake destroyed at least 500 buildings. in christ church the mayor extended a stay of emergency for another two day
ABC
Sep 25, 2010 6:00am PDT
investigation. abc 7's lisa amin gulezian shows us the video but the case involved juveniles so we blurred out faces to protect identities. >> growing up being in high school. cop's daughter not the one to mess around with. >> the father of a 15-year-old boy accused of having sex with a san jose police officer's stepdaughter secretly to this cellphone video on august 30th. he gave it to our media partner, the san jose mercury news. and we showed it to the independent police officer. the judge couldn't comment directly because she's looking into all the allegations. but she did pinpoint two policies listed in the department's duty manual that should be scrutinized. >> when a officer is on duty or is off duty that officers will avoid becoming officially involved in quarrels or disputes occurring in their own neighborhoods. >> the other is an article that deals with an officer's code of conduct involving personal feelings. the teenager's parents insist the officer was out of line that night. >> this does not bode well. do you know what that means? no. not a good thing when the person you had
ABC
Sep 18, 2010 6:00am PDT
radiates the classroom. everyone enjoyed having her around. >> very important for us to be here to support the family and just have closure to this terrible event. >> jackie worked for the california public utilities commission for over 20 years which is one of the agencies investigating the explosion. so far there's been no public announcement about services for 81-year-old elizabeth torres. she's the fourth confirmed san bruno victim. pg&e has agreed to release the information just about everyone has been demanding since last week's san bruno pipeline blast. the utility had mapped its 100 most hazardous natural gas pipelines but it has been keeping that information secret. two federal agencies and the state public utilities commission have laid on the pressure and as abc 7's david louie reports it's working. >> the state public utilities commission sent this letter to pg&e specifically asking for its list of 100 most hazardous gas pipelines and their specific locations. that agency along with pg&e have been under pressure for a week by state and federal law makeser and by the gov
KOFY
Sep 19, 2010 7:00pm PDT
: that raises concerns the two american prisoners are being used as bar gapping chips and may not be released soon. everyone hopes one release will befollowed by others. abc news. >> carolyn: it's been 11 days sinc the gas piline exploded in san bruno, kiing at least four people. today people all over the peninsula came together for a day of healing and fundraising. benefit concert collected donations for victims of the fire, and showed support for the entire community. we have this report. >> reporter: in a community where it seems like everyo knows someone impacted by the exlosion, it also seems like just about everyone is ready to help out. >> just getting it back to where it is. a good cause. >> reporter: whether it's the cup cak stand or big a t-shirt, these neighbors say it's time to chip in and help and to begin heang. >> we willd and become again a city we want to invite you back to in a couple years from now. >> rorter: but there's still a long road ahead. con instruments crews boarded up the final windows in the blast zone. 15ear-old corrina walsh's close friend lost her ho
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 6:00am PDT
maximum limit. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's get started going to lisa argen because we had a little unsettled weather, a chance of rain. >> good morning, everyone. it is raining in the north bay and it has been as a cold front slides to the south and east. live doppler 7 hd shows the return, some of them anyway. some are just the radar beam is hitting above the rays. that's why we're not picking up everything. wet into novato over to walnut creek. the roadways are slick. we're looking at a couple cells here ready to move into san francisco. once these areas of rain move on through, we still have a lot of clouds but we also have a nice looking seven-day outlook. the details a bit later. >> thank you, lisa. some san jose police officers and city council members will gather at the scene of a crime today. protesting changes in the city's police department. they'll be at the shopping center on story road where a 12-year-old boy was shot and a 13-year-old stabbed while trick or treating last year. it was a mistaken gang attack. starting today sa
KOFY
Sep 14, 2010 11:30am PDT
moth soon. >> jenelle wang has been following the story all morning. she joins us with the latest on sarah shou release. just took off from the airport in tehran. on her way to the neighboring couny where her mother is already waiting for her. shourd is in good condition despite being in an iran prison 14 months. >> iran released one of the three american citizens detained in 2009. >> 410 days of solitary confinement over for california native sarah shourd. >> i want to offer my thanks to everyone in the world, all of the governments, all of the people of that been involved and especially paicularly want to degrees mahmoud ahmadinejad and all the iran officials for their gesture. i'm very humbled. >> officials y a $500,000 bail was paid. some papers were signed and th 32-year-old was officially free from an iraan prison. >> th money was ther and the judge issued the release order and ms. shourd was simply set free and can leave iran if she >> trave companion shane bauer and josh fattal are still in prison. all te famils are relieved and overjoyed sar has been releas. we're heartbr
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 5:00pm PDT
: george says she is more determined than ever to use her new freedom to help her friends achieve theirs. >> my life begins the day we can be reunited with our families and prison walls behind us. >> carolyn: shourd has been in ayman since being released from the prison. the doctors determined she was, quote, physically well. >> alan: a neighborhood in danville was evacuated after three pipe bombs were found inside the home. inside officers found three pipe bombs along with a small amount of leftover bombmaking material. the explosives were safely disposed of and the neighbors were allowed back in their homes. police arrested the suspected bombmaker, eric dennis, who rents the house. >>> tomorrow, pacific gas & electric is expected to release a list of its 100 most risky pipelines across california. it comes after pressure from lawmakers and residents following the deadly san bruno explosion. pg&e opposed release of the list, and today survivors are trying to steer their attention away from the tragedy and toward the recovery. we're live in san bruno at the benefit concert today. >> repo
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 9:00am PDT
built more than 50 years ago. >>> few of us can imagine what the injured san bruno victims and their families are going through, but one bay area woman knows all too well. she was also badly burned when a piece of pg&e equipment exploded. her story of recovery is inspirational. you would never know by looking at lisa nash what happened to her five years ago. >> i had to learn how to walk again. i had to learn how to use my hands. >> if anyone understands what the san bruno victims are facing it's lisa nash. it was august 2005. she was walking to work in san francisco's financial district. there was an explosion in an underground pg&e vault. the force lifted a manhole cover rocked buildings blocks away and sent nash to st. francis memorial hospital which has a renowned burn unit. >> it was not just the burns. it was my lungs had been affected, my skin. i was vulnerable to all sorts of infection. >> she was heavily sedated for two weeks and there were skin grafts, something likely for the san bruno victims now at st. francis. >> it's a very uncomfortable scar for a while. it takes a go
ABC
Sep 11, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? yee-haw! and the snacks? get their own place. let the marathon begin! >> alan: cadaver dogs search the rubble and find three additional victims froms there's devastating explosion and fire in san brown know. -- san bruno. bringing the death toll to seven, and six people are still missing, among them, three members of one family. amy hollyfield talk to the relatives. >> reporter: this is obviously terrible news. but this family tells me, no news is tough, too. the family has known that 82-year-old la von, her 50-year-old son greg, and her 17-year-old grandson will, were missing since the blast happened on thursday night. >> his sister has been going to the -- went to the rec center to find him, and we have been calling the local hospitals. they don't have any listings. >> reporter: officials have said e
ABC
Sep 26, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to make the decision so the three-drug cocktail will be used. brown appealed to the nine circuit. but if the higher court decides not to step in, brown is scheduled to die 12:01 wednesday morning. >> whose going on here is that the lawyers are considering whether they can make an argument that it is crowell -- cruel and unusual punishment to require a man to choose the manner of his death, and they're thinking as long as the congratulations alternative is the three-part lethal injection process, they still have all of those issues. >> reporter: brown is scheduled to be the 14th person to be executed in california. the first execution in nearly five years and the first to be held in the newly con -- constructed death chamber. >> carolyn: the chp expects to re-open highway 1 at any moment near o'dig -- bodega bay. the wildfire is 100% contained. a volunteer firefighter was in critical but stable condition in a burn center in san franciscoful cal fire believes he came in contact with a powerline. we're feeling warm weather throughout northern california. a strong high-pressure system is
KOFY
Sep 1, 2010 11:30am PDT
holdups she used a note to rob banks in san mateo, santa clara and alameda counties. >> police in oakland announced arrest for three murders that happened over th past month. investigators think these suspects are respsible for the deaths. the most recent crime happened on saturday. the body of a 64-year-old man was wrapped in a ruand dumped on the sidewalk in the city's east side. five days earlier a man was shot in killed on an a. c. terminal in oakland. august 6th a man was killed riding on the back of a bicycle shooting at a group of people. >> firefighters rescued a dog from a burning home outside hayward this morning. h. d. was over the scene on jacob's place as crews battled heavy smoke and flames. investigators sayhey heard popping noises, walked outside and found a garage and car on fire. the resident alerted four others inside and they got out safely. the cause of the fire is under investigatioare scheduled this week for a fremont police officer who was shot and critically injured while on duty. another emergency blood drive will be ld for officer todd young today at santa clara
ABC
Sep 12, 2010 5:00pm PDT
down the street. they're too fragile to be exposed to scenes where their playground used to be. >> reporter: those residents who were green-flagged can stay home. those with yellow flags can only go back and get belong examination wait for further instructions. those residents whose homes have been red-tagged they have to wait until tomorrow. abc-7 news. >> carolyn: as tomas just mentioned residents of the 37 homes destroyed by fire were not allowed to return to their property today. they have been invited to a briefing tomorrow morning at the san bruno senior center next to the city park. the meeting begins at 10:00 in the morning. >>> more now on the latest numbers from the tragedy. san bruno city officials confirmed two of the six people believed to be missing following the explosion have now been located. the official death toll stands at four with four others now listed as missing. the coroner says he is still trying to determine if some of the remains that have been found or human or animal. also today, pg&e confirmed the natural gas transmission line that exploded on thu
KOFY
Sep 16, 2010 11:30am PDT
. karina rusk joins us with more. >> well, cheryl, this is considered a crime scene and the san jose police have actually been here since just after 1:30 this morning. take a look. they are n clearing away most of the debray. a san jose police suppose person told me the driver of the car is 19-year-old jose antonio hernandez. he was treated for minor injuries at the hopital and then booked into the santa clara county jail on several charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter. the two passengers in his backseat of the green ford explorer died in this hoific crash. the passenger in the front seat suffered moderate injuries and is at a local hospital. the chp is not commenting yet on whether this was an actual pursuit or chase but police say a chp unit did make contact with the driver of the explorer at st. james and notre dame which is about eight blocks from here. the driver took off and lost control of hills car here at st. james an fifth street slamming into a parked jeep cherokee and then careened forward. >> after collidi with that vehicle,t continued eastbound and st
ABC
Sep 12, 2010 9:00am PDT
saving today. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. many san bruno residents will return to their homes for the first time since thursday's tragic fire. they may smell the odor of natural gas as pg&e crews work to restore service. officials held a briefing just a short time ago giving the latest on the situation. san mateo coroner has revised the death toll back to four. six people remain missing and cadaver dogs will resume their search today in the burned out area. tomas ramon joins us with the latest. >> we're here at the shopping center about a mile away from the affected area. san bruno residents got the best news they have had in three days. the city manager connie jackson said many residents will be able to return home today and be able to stay in their homes today, but many others won't be so lucky. >> residents will be returning home after being homeless for three days. they will be returning home devastated by thursday's destruction and fire that destroyed 37 homes. residents will be able to get belongings and clothes that are red-tagged today. what cased
ABC
Sep 18, 2010 8:00am PDT
just to discuss the line itself in general. the risk terminology. that will be important for all of us to have a clear understanding on. >> san bruno city officials have just started to offer to clear debreeb from the property of 37 fire victim who's lost homes. the service will be free as long as the homeowners sign a waiver. residents whose homes were damaged are either doing clean up work themselves or the contractors to do it. >> the patrol believes alcohol may have played a role in a crash that killed one teen-aged boy and has left two of his novato high classmates fighting for their lives. the driver and another passenger escaped with minor injuries. their bmw kol collide -- collided with a tractor trailer half mile west of san marin drive. beer cans littered the scene. officers discovered a smashed liquor bottle inside of the car. they arrested the drunk driver, for drunk driving and driving without a valid license. >> it's a horrible learning opportunity. of what... combination of alcohol, cars, and poor judgment can do. tragedy like this just shows us how valuable life is. abs
ABC
Sep 12, 2010 6:00am PDT
ahead as well. >> good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. many san bruno residents will return to their homes today for the first time since thursday's tragic fire and may smell the odor of natural gas as pg&e crews work to restore service. some residents will be able to resume living in their homes. others will be able to go in and gather their belongings. people with red tag tones will have no access to their houses. officials plan to hold a briefing at 8:00 this morning, just in a couple hours. they'll explain those details and more. the san mateo county coroner has revised the death toll back to four and that is down from the seven reported last night. san bruno police hope forensic tests on skeletal remains found yesterday will determine if they belong to fire victims. authorities have also revealed that six residents are missing. search teams and cadaver dogs will resume looking today for any additional victims. now, of the six people reported missing, three are members of the bulllist family. amy holyfield talked to relatives who are frustrated and
ABC
Sep 4, 2010 6:00am PDT
strip mall in vallejo. >> let us all remember cindy and rick not for having died but for having lived. >> 46-year-old cindy was known as jenny to her coworkers and clients at devin's salon. she cut people's hair for a living, but she was also a friend. >> she was so warm. and wonderful! >> she's a lady. she'll be missed. >> 73-year-old ricardo worked as a security guard at the bank. >> and ricardo. just a wonderful man. he always had a smile, and he was just -- so gracious. we'll miss them both. >> police believe cindy's boyfriend murdered ricardo because he thought ricardo was getting involved with cindy. it's believed he strangled cindy before he was shot to death in a confrontation with police. >> i still don't know why it happened. >> more than 100 people attended. >> what they represented was just true friendship. that's what will be missed most. >> cindy tran had four sons ranging in age from 14 to 21. her friends set up a fund for the boys. they say she was a devoted mother. in vallejo, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> and another aspect of this case. the husband of one of the ot
KOFY
Sep 8, 2010 11:30am PDT
that's why he used furlghs in the first place. the dmv a very noticeable spot where it impactedhe public. attorneys for the state were says the fiscal crisis was unprecedented and the governor has the power to impose furloughs by executive order. attorneys for unions representing 114,000 state workers were saying furloughs are a violation of labor agreements including a guaranteed 40-hour work week and it's illegal. >> you can notiate with unions. you can institute hiring freeze travel freezes, overtime freezes. you can line item veto budgets for the same savings. he has all the options that are lawful. he chose the one unlawful. >> it stems from his impld and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> a sacramento superior court judge ruled in favor of the governor in all three lawsuits recentlynd here's where it's going to be figured out oncend for all. today's arguments lasted 90 minutes. a decision is expected sometime in the next 90 days. a lot of people are hoping maybe this can be expedited and they can get a decision because there are 114
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Sep 12, 2010 7:00pm PDT
not so fortunate. >> used t be a house here. i used to look from there. have vry nice dec and now it's not there. >> reporter: it's gone. >> she and her husband and three daughter are finally home. the girls tried to coax the rabbit out of its cage but it's too terrified to come out. the hays was spared from the flames that consed the three homes directly behind him. he says she has been frantic sinc her family escaped thursda night. >> my eyes, i left to hotel. it's like somethi mentally. i can't stay in one place. i want to move around. now probably get one hour and a half of sleep during the whole night. >> reporte the family is waing for pg&e to turn on their gas and power. she northeasts to -- needs to do laundry a get some sleep. >> reporter: are you going to sleep tonight? >> i cannot wait until nigh so i can sleep, yes. >> reporter: residents were td to gather at skyline college tied at noon. their identification was checked and they were given instructions how that i would be allowed back into their neighborhood. this view from sky 7 shows the 100 residen being let back i
ABC
Sep 26, 2010 9:00am PDT
again-for all of us. >>> good morning everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. this sounds too familiar, a natural gas explosion has killed at least two people and leveled part of their neighborhood. it happened in belgium. the explosion sent 17 people to the hospital and leveled at least three homes in the northern part of brussels. witnesses told police they heard a loud blast and then felt the ground shake just before midnight brussels' time. crews have spent more than 12 hours on the scene. >> today is a day off for the cleanup crews in san bruno. work was done in the disaster zone yesterday. 29 of the 35 residents who lost their homes have signed a liability waiver including a guarantee they won't have any out-of-pocket expenses. pg&e says it will ultimately pick up the estimated $60,000 per house. officials hope to have the cleanup work con within four weeks before the rainy season begins. governor swarzenegger discussed the san bruno disaster in his weekly radio address. she promising a full investigation. >> in this case you really have to have a panel. i can
ABC
Sep 25, 2010 11:00pm PDT
bringing us this warm air mass. tomorrow we're talking a slight onshore flow, and temperatures around the coast might drop a few degrees, but for the rest of us, hot day. upper 50s, even in san francisco, oakland, 61, and san jose, so very comfortable evening. tomorrow we're going to climb right back into the 90s again. san jose, clear skies, sunshine. san jose, upper 80s, for parts of the peninsula. pacifica, no fog for the fog cities -- festival. downtown san francisco, 86 degrees and 90s in the north bay, sonoma and napa. try to stay cool out there. near 90 degrees for pretty much everyone in the east bay. so warm and sunny. this is going to be pretty comfortable for you, and interior areas will see our hottest numbers with 97 livermore, walnut creek. and santa cruz, 92. so if you're head though boardwalk, bring your shorts and sun screen. so another hot day in store for us tomorrow. with the warm air mass and the cumulative effects on monday, we'll see temperatures easily into the 90s in the inland areas -- hundreds in the inland areas, 90s around the bay. 70s on the coast. they will
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Sep 17, 2010 11:30am PDT
second school evacuation inwo days where the exp destroyed dozens of homes. >> terry mcsweeney joins us now from san bruno. nerves rattled again. >> yes. and certainly adds to the uncertainty in this neighrhood. you can see fire trucks, police, pg&e, cleanup crews. the list goes on. a lot of flashing lights. you see the america red cross over there as well. no wonder people out here are on edge. a new report may give them more reason to be that way. >> a day of school for two girls. thechool was being evacuated. no one said why. >> i talked to them and they told me there was the smell of gas. >> in the community where the school was evacuated for the same reason yesterday, people are on edge. that's why joe lynch is making sure he stays cool as possible. >> i'm just more concerned abou them not getting freaked out again because we did see the explosion and it's had quite an effect on them. i'm just trying to remain as calm as possible with them and reassure them. >> the crestmore children were evacuated to the intermediate school. he couldn believe it when he heard the announcement her
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 11:00pm PDT
bombs and a small amount of materials that could be used to make more explosives. the bomb squad detonated the devices safely, and the neighbors are back in their homes tonight. >> we don't want this kind of activity occurring with children around. we long for a safe neighborhood. >> hopefully they will keep watch on the house and what goes on because we would luke to keep it a safe neighborhood. >> dennis is in the contra costa county jail in martinez on $750,000 bond. there is no word on what he was planning to do with those pipe bombs. >> the san jose -- >>> the san jose police officers are protesting the gang unit. the violent crimes enforcement unit is being combined. staffing between the two units has been slashed by a third. union leaders say it will have a devastating affect on the public safety. >> the majority of homicides in san jose are gang-related. we simply will not have the resources to address gangs today like we did yesterday. it is a fact. >> san jose's mayor blames the police department cuts on sky rocketing pension costs. he says the combined task force will
KOFY
Sep 28, 2010 11:30am PDT
officials are asking us though to conserve power for another day. >> san jose's park is closed today because of extreme fire danger. today is a fourth spare the air day. meteorologist mike nicco joins us with more on our triple digit temperatures. hey, mike. >> hey, how are you today? hopefully staying cool. just how hot it's going to be around the bay. a lot like yesterday. look at all the triple digits. you may be wondering what the asterisk is for, that's where i think we could tie or set the record high temperatures. yesterday's record-setting 93. half moon bay, cool spot. mid to upper 90s throughout the bay into the south bay to 100 morgan hill. low 1 hundreds throughout the east bay valleys. napa 99 to 103 in santa rosa. i think the poorest air quality will develop is over in the east bay valleys and also down into the santa clara valley. this is the lowest threshold so those that are most susceptible to ground-based ozone, the elderly, the young, those with asthma problems may want to stay inside and try to breathe some clean air. i'll have a clearing trend and a cooling trend
KOFY
Sep 22, 2010 11:30am PDT
boy who had sex with theofficer's 14-yeaold stepaughter. theresa garcia joins us n from san jose. the motorcycle officer pretente to arrest the boy. >> yes. if pretended is the word. all the parents were clearly upset to find out the two teens had had consensual se but there is disagreement how it was handled. the officer's attory say he never pretended to arrest the boy and certainly that the officer was invited to use scared straight tactics and that there was n objection at the time to the ection or the handcuffing. >> fromwhat i understand, the parents, the family did not consent to th in any way. >> cop watch says the parents of a 15 year sold boy never agreed to have their neighbo a san jose motorcycle officer, use scare straight tactics on their son. the cop watch organization helps the parents file a misconduct complaint with san jose poli internal affairs claiming the officer abused his authority when he found out the 15-year-old boy had had sex with his 14-year-old stepdaughter. >> think he was an upset father and i can almost understand his reaction. but to use his law enfo
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >> thank you, lisa. sounds good. good morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. police in san francisco are investigating a crash that occurred late last night leaving two people dead at the scene, three others are in critical condition this morning. it happened around 10:30 near the southern end of lake mersaid where lake mersaid boulevard meets. a gray two-door honda crossed over into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a white toyota. two men in their twenties inside the honda died at the scene. three people in the toyota are in critical condition. police can't say yet what caused the honda's driver to veer off course. the word sensored replaces the phrase adult services on craigslist this morning. this comes after 17 state attorneys general called on the website to get rid of those ads. abc 7's amy hollyfield reports. >> those who have pressured craigslist are now full of praise. >> over a number of years, we've persuaded craigslist to take ax axle -- action eliminating prostitution ads. >> the word sensored now appears where the adult services section on
ABC
Sep 11, 2010 8:00am PDT
explosion happened. they literally ran for their lives. >> the house next to us was in flames. it was like a volcano erupted and there was a huge plume of fire and smoke and the air was so hot. our backyard was on fire, we couldn't get to the car because it was so hot. >> their house and cat are gone. >>> the they came here to the rec center and pg&e representatives who gave them thousand dollars and a voucher for a rental car. >> pg&e has made a one million dollar contribution to assist charity groups. wells fargo has given $50,000 to the red cross. if you want to help out. 1-888-443-5772. salvation army is also accepting contributions, too. they have several drop-off sites. find all this information on our website at www.abc7.com. click on see it on tv. we have extensive coverage the fire. a responsible to the disaster from veteran fighters who say they have never seen anything like this, to fema who was undee [ male announcer ] have something you love doing? cheerios could be your ticket to do it. big time. you could win a once in a lifetime chance to live your passion by choosing
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Sep 24, 2010 11:30am PDT
united nations to set up a commission to study the attacks. >> somethi most of us test several times a day is apparentlyrtier than a public toilet seat. but first... >> an easier answer to ha scientists that have vegetles that pick themselves. the genetic engineers over fruit of the loom have made great strides in human food hybrids. >> comedian steven colbert takes his ct to capitol hill. his biting message to lawmakers about illegal workers. >> actress lindsay lohan trades in her designer clothing today for an orange jumpsuit. ♪ hey, at&t u-verse tv? yeah, it's our new tv service. every day thousands ofustomers across the nation e switching to at&t u-verse. [ female announcer ] visit an at&t ste today. hurry and take advantage of our great deal on u-ver tv. just $29 a month for six months. plus for a limited time, get hbo and cinex free for three months. yeah, and u-verse lets you record up to four shows from any room on a single dvr d play them back on -- any -- tv. and multiview, which lets you follow four channels at oe. whoa! whoa! [ female announcer ] visit an at&t store tod
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Sep 15, 2010 11:30am PDT
all of t six that we got. we lifted her up and all three of us, my dad frank and i, out of her bed and put her in a wheelchair, wheeled her out as far as we could and the heat was so hot we lifted he up and threw her into our car. >> the three heroes didn't know mary sweeney has a great deal of trouble breathing and it wasn't just fire that could have killed her. >> smoke inlation could have likely kille my mom. >> so there is the positive sto for the day. but, of coue, we have the tragic stories as well and here comes some of them. take a look now at the pictures from a short time ago, people being allowed ba into their red-tagged homes because they have been deemed to be uninhabitable. people allowed to go back in and see what had been ho sweet home just six days ago. meantime the ntsb is expanding its investigation, contiing today into gas control station in the bay area. they were milpitas yesterday making sure that peopl in these gas controltations are trained and the equipment isworking properly. >> we want to get excruciating detail how the system works, how well the people are
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Sep 29, 2010 11:30am PDT
demonstration saying they haven't been paid by the state since july 1st. >> theresa garcia joins us from fremo where families are saying we cannot live like this. there. >> absolutely not. they say that the -- families say that the state's subsidy allows them to be self-sufficient but without it where if the state cuts it out, there are hundreds of child care facilityings throughout the state an like this one behind me in fremont they may shut permanently. >> the chairs are stacked and the chiren's jackets hung neatly nay row but it's oddly quiet today at this child care facility in fremont. that's because one of california'sargest state-funded child developmen agencies decided to close its 41 bay area centers as a one-da protest. that's mo than 2500 children without day-care today. >> we've decided that action was needed because wthout a state budget, we might have to be shutting our doors down temporarily from november 15th and beyond. >> so the 450 employees plus parentsnd children gathered in fremont this morning t start a march to the bart station and then onwd to the state building in oa
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Sep 25, 2010 8:00am PDT
attorney investigation. lisa amin gulezian shows us the video that this case involved juveniles so wee blurred out faces to protect their identities. >> the father of a 15-year-old boy accused of having sex with a san jose police officer's stepdaughter secretly took this cell phone video on august 30th. he gave it to the san jose mercury news. we showed it to the independent police auditor. they couldn't comment directly because she is looking into all the allegations but she did pinpoint two policies listed in the manual that should be scrutinized. >> when an officer is on duty or off duty, that officers will avoid become officially involved in quarrels or disputes. >> the other is the code of conduct involving personal feelings. teenager's parents insists the officer was out of line that night. >> but the officer's attorney paints a different picture, one of a concerned father that is given permission by the boy's parents to use scare tactics. >> at no time do you hear the parents of the young man upset or crying. so the video is absolutely exculpatory. >> they point to this moment w
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